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Theme: Uniformity of crop produce

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HH1601STF: `To study the influence of the manipulation of shoot and root growth and of rootstock type, on cropping of top fruit.`
Description - Time Scale & Cost
From 1994 To 1996, Cost £422,180
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Horticulture Research International
Field of Study:   Horticulture
 
 
HH1602SFV: To investigate mechanisms of plant competition & to develop mathematical models to improve uniformity in root crops.
Time Scale & Cost
From 1994 To 1995, Cost £112,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Horticulture Research International
Field of Study:   Horticulture
 
 
HH1603STF: To examine the influence of temperature and water supply on aspects of the physiology of top fruit growth and cropping.
Time Scale & Cost
From 1994 To 1996, Cost £422,180
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Horticulture Research International
Field of Study:   Horticulture
 
 
HH1604S: `To determine the effect of competition between plants for mineral nutrients, water & light on growth & crop uniformity`
Description - Objective - Time Scale & Cost
From 1995 To 1998, Cost £240,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Horticulture Research International
Field of Study:   Horticulture
 
 
HH1605SBU: To develop a model of narcissus scheduling by determining meteorological and cultural factors which affect uniformity and timing in the production of bulbs and flowers
Description - Objective - Time Scale & Cost
From 1995 To 1999, Cost £203,976
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Horticulture Research International
Field of Study:   Horticulture
 
 
HH1606SOF: A review of treatments to increase stem length in outdoor flowers.
Time Scale & Cost
From 1995 To 1996, Cost £4,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Horticulture Research International
Field of Study:   Horticulture
 
 
HH1607SPC: Biometric methods for shelf- and after-sales quality of pot plants.
Time Scale & Cost
From 1995 To 1996, Cost £20,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Horticulture Research International
Field of Study:   Horticulture
 
 
HH1608SHN: Use of water stress to enhance flowering of container HNS species.
Objective - Time Scale & Cost
From 1995 To 1996, Cost £50,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Horticulture Research International
Field of Study:   Horticulture
 
 
HH1609SFV: Development of `bulk` test for carrot splitting with associated physiological studies.
Objective - Time Scale & Cost
From 1995 To 1998, Cost £130,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Horticulture Research International
Field of Study:   Horticulture
 
 
HH1611: Non-destructive quality assessment in apple and potato
Time Scale & Cost
From 1999 To 2000, Cost £22,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Horticulture Research International
Field of Study:   Horticulture
 
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